Community Partners and Links

The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre works closely with many agencies and services in our community. This list includes many of these valuable resources with links to their web sites when possible.

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Police and Legal Resources

London Police Service
601 Dundas Street,
London, Ontario
Call 911 for emergencies
519 661-5670 for general inquires
Victim Services

Guide to the Ontario Courts
This web site provides information about the different courts in Ontario and names of the judges. The website also has in-depth information on procedures and policies and has numerous printable forms commonly used by the courts.

Centre for Children and Families in the Justice System of the London Family Court Clinic
This web site gives information on the services provided by the London Family Court Clinic as well as resources pertaining to family violence.

Canadian Legal Frequently Asked Questions
This site has excellent links to information regarding a variety of legal issues including violence, divorce, custody and many others.
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General - Violence in the Family
This is a valuable web site that outlines many of the legal issues surrounding family violence, separation, child custody and divorce.

Legal aid Ontario
This web site explains how to access legal aid and community legal clinics. It has information about family violence as well as topics such as immigration, income, and housing issues.


Women's Shelters

Women's Community House
101 Wellington Road
London, Ontario
519 642-3003
24-hour Helpline 519 642-3000 or 1-800-265-1576
TTY 519 642-3000

Zhaawanong Shelter
256 Hill Street
London, Ontario
519 432-2270
Zhaawanong Shelter provides shelter, care, consoling and referrals for First Nations women and their children. It is under the Atênlos Native Family Violence Services umbrella.

Women's Emergency Centre
975 James Street.,
Woodstock, Ontario
519 539-4811
Toll free 1-800-265-1938

Elgin County Women's Shelter
76 Wellington Street,
St. Thomas, Ontario
519 633-0155
or 1-800-265-4305


Community Agencies

London Intercommunity Health Centre
659 Dundas Street
London, Ontario
519 660-0874
The London Intercommunity Health Centre offers a variety of services including health care, support and assistance in obtaining identification and housing, counseling, crisis intervention services, disease screening and referrals to other services.

Atênlos Native Family Violence Services
109-343 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
519 438-0068
Provides confidential support and counseling for First Nations women, men, and children who are living with violence.

Middlesex London Health Unit
50 King Street,
London, Ontario
519 663-5446
Provides information about public health issues such as sexually transmitted diseases. Has information about the STD and Birth Control Clinics.

Sexual Assault Centre London
379 Dundas St.
Unit 121
London, Ontario
519 439-0844
24-hour crisis and support line 519 438-2272
Offers therapy and support groups, crisis intervention, peer support, public education, accompaniment to the hospital, police, lawyers, court or other appointments for women who have been sexually assaulted.

Mental Health Crisis Service
862 Richmond Street
London, Ontario
519 433-2023
If you are in crisis and need a mental health counselor, the Mental Health Crisis Service provides a 24 hour phone line, walk-in counseling, a mobile team that can provide home visits as well as short term safe beds. They can provide referrals to other community agencies.

London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC)
217 York St.
Suite 107
London, Ontario
519 432-2204
LAWC is a free service available to women of London-Middlesex who are in or who have recently left abusive relationships. They assist with safety planning, counseling, referrals to other services and resources and access to support groups.

Changing Ways
388 Dundas Street, Suite 302B
London, ON N6B 1V7
519 438-9869
Changing Ways is a treatment program for men who abuse in the London and surrounding area.

Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex
1680 Oxford Street E.
London, Ontario
519 455-9000
Children's Aid is available to help children who are living in violent situations. They are an excellent resource for families and provide counseling and group programs. Their goal is to assist parents to provide adequate care for their children whenever possible.

Western Area Youth Services (WAYS)
WAYS supports children, youth and families in communities in Southwestern Ontario, including foster care programs, group homes, community programs, and youth justice programs.


Crisis lines

Kids Help Phone
Provides confidential phone and web counselling for individuals age 20 and under. The service is free, non-judgemental and available 24/7.
1-800 668-6868.

Mental Health Crisis Service
Provides support for people who live in London and who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This service provides direct response alternatives to hospital emergency care.
519-433-2023

Assaulted Women's Helpline
Serving all of Ontario, the Assaulted Women's Helpline offers a 24-hour telephone and TTY crisis line to woman who have experienced abuse. Provides counselling, emotional support, information and referrals.

Toll free: 1-866-863-0511
Toll free TTY: 1-866-863-7868
Mobile:  #SAFE (#7233) 

Telehealth Ontario
Telehealth Ontario is a free, confidential telephone service you can call to get health advice or general health information from a registered nurse.
1-866-797-0000
TTY: 1-866-799-0007

Provincial and National Web Sites of Interest

Ontario Network of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care and Treatment Centres (SA/DVCC) provide care to women, men and children who have been recently sexually assaulted or experienced domestic violence. There are 33 hospital-based programs in Ontario. Services include: emergency medical and nursing care, crisis intervention, forensic evidence collection, medical follow-up, and counselling.

Health Canada: National Clearing House on Domestic Violence
This web site contains a wide variety of information about domestic violence. It includes elder abuse, woman abuse, man abuse, child abuse and violence in same-sex relationships. It has numerous information pamphlets that can be downloaded, as well as videos and information that can be ordered from Health Canada.
This is an extensive web site reviewing legal and health issues for disabled women. It includes a guide on what to do if you have been assaulted.

Education Wife Assault and the Canadian Health Network
This web site discusses the many forms of abuse and provides information for clients and professionals. There are many publications available to order.

Last updated: Wed, 2017-03-22 21:54